It is a hot lips season! It is the tangerine season and the citrus-toned lipstick is back. You can call it the ‘bitten’ look and you are right. Tangerine coloured lipstick comes very bright but could be very difficult to wear if you don’t understand the rules. So, how do you give your lips this hot shot?
1. Be subtle
If you are wearing this colour on the lips, keep the rest of the face natural. Applying make-up now? Then, stay away from bright eye shadows and use neutral shades to keep your make-up subtle. If you have dark hair coupled with a chocolate skin, wear bold tangerine lipstick with blue undertones. The vivid colour really pops against darker skin tones.
2. Be mindful of your clothes
Wear dark colours. Why? Dark dresses look better with punchy oranges while bright colours—bright blue or green— can look clownish and would overpower the citrus hue. So, pair tangerined lips with a cut out black dress.
To keep your lipstick on for a longer period, follow these tips:
•Use lip pencils
Use nude lip pencil to line and define the shape of your lips for a long-lasting effect with the line even after the lipstick has worn off.
•Apply with a lip brush
When applying directly from the tube, you are really applying about five to six layers of colour. About four layers more than you need. A brush applies one even layer that stays on a lot longer. In this case, less really is better.
Blot with your lips closed. Press a tissue paper over your lips, as if you’re kissing it. Lightly press your finger all across the lips. When you remove it, you’ll get a definite ‘lip’ on the tissue paper. This way, not only do you blot off any excess in the center of the lip, but along the edges as well. After blotting, lightly take a small eye shadow brush, and brush loose powder over lipstick to set. On top of this, you can apply either your accent colour in the center of the lips, or lip gloss.
When lipsticks goes bad
Gals, cosmetics have expiry dates. While there are no such dates on lipsticks, a tube will last for about a year. So, how do you know your lipstick is bad?
There is a strange odour coming from it. This is caused by the separation of waxes and other materials in the product. If a lipstick smells rancid, throw it away. Don’t risk using it.
When a lipstick ‘sweats’, it has the appearance of oily beads on it. Sweating is often the result of prolonged exposure to heat.
Never leave a tube of lipstick in a hot car or near a heat source—it reduces its shelf life. On the other hand, you can ‘prolong’ the life of a lipstick by storing it in the refrigerator.
Tips to having luscious lips
•Scrub your lips with lip scrub and brush gently. This way, your lips are soft and healthier.
•Apply your lip moisturiser.
•Apply a thin layer of foundation or a lip primer. This will give you a base to start and the lipstick will stay on much longer.
•Line your lips or you can colour it completely with a lip pencil.
•Apply a coat of the lipstick.
•Blot your lips with a tissue paper, then apply another thin layer.
•Wear a lip gloss on top in blank or the same colour as the lipstick.
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